Nakul Chopra to lead Goafest organising committee

08 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent


Nakul Chopra
Arvind Sharma

After achieving great success as chairman of the organising committee of Goafest 2012, Arvind Sharma, chairman, Indian sub-continent of Leo Burnett and president of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) will be passing on the mantle to Nakul Chopra, CEO – South Asia, Publicis.


While a press meet has been convened on January 10 this week to announce details of the festival and also introduce the committee in-charge, according to sources, the event is scheduled to be held in the latter half of April 2013.


As chairman, Mr Sharma has had a remarkable stint heading India’s premier advertising festival. To bring about a differentiation, the organising committee for Goafest 2012 had announced the launch of a unique programme called ‘Marketing Wizards’. The programme was a first-of-its-kind initiative for facilitating inclusion of young marketers (under the age of 30 years) from the member companies of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA). Apart from this, Arvind Sharma and team had heightened the excitement levels last year by including SAARC member countries comprising Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal to partake of the festival offerings.


It will be interesting to see what the new festival committee members have in store for delegates for 2013, especially what will be the underlying core theme of the festival. Mr Chopra  was part of the 11-member core committee team in 2012.


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